Red Sonja #0

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Noah Salonga Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

WHO IN THE HYBORIAN AGE IS RED MALAK? Sonja the Devil returns from war at sea, only to find that the entire coastline has been living in fear of a beastly marauder named Red Malak...who claims to be Sonja's HUSBAND!  Don't miss this special Dynamite anniversary comedy of terrors!

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jul 30, 2014

    Simone and company craft a really fun and clever story with a lot of substance. Simone is bringing the heat with the main Sonja series, so it's nice to have a one-shot that is just flat-out fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 4, 2014

    Something about the dialog suggests that Gail Simone likes a good drink and maybe expresses that sentiment through Red Sonja which speaks to how much fun you will have reading this book which will make you appreciate the serious even more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 30, 2014

    Zero issues are always a gamble in the eyes of the average comic book reader. They either deliver a fun flight of fancy into the world of a character that is largely unfamiliar to them or a forgettable dalliance into a title that they don't really wish to support past the issue they just purchased on a whim. Thankfully, Red Sonja #0 is of the former category, offering new fans a look into what everyone is talking about in regards to Simone's Dynamite work as well as a substantial taste of Red Sonja's badassery. Red Sonja #0 ticks all the boxes of a good one-shot while never sacrificing the charm or readability of the main monthly title. It is a rare thing when zero issues become solid and entertaining entries into the larger title, but Dynamite Entertainment seems committed to delivering quality with this recent rash of zeroes on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Aug 2, 2014

    No, this issue probably isnt wholly representative of the average issue of Red Sonja, but when you get past the somewhat off putting (at least to me) beginning, it becomes a rather fun issue and actually a surprisingly sweet semi-love story. That phrase in and of itself is rather strange to say in relation to this book, but there you have it. I hope this issue succeeds in its purpose of grabbing up new readers and that people arent too thrown off when things return to their more typical form next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 31, 2014

    The book's one-shot format allows writer Gail Simone to tell a fun, contained story featuring Sonja's self-proclaimed "husband", Red Malak, a tower of a man whose infatuation has led to a fair amount of tall tales and incurred debts. Simone mines the situation for plenty of comedic value, her Sonja absolutely oozing disdain for Malak and his depiction of events. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Jul 29, 2014

    I recommend this for fans of Red Sonja and for anyone that's liked Gail Simone's writing and not followed her outside of her work at DC. Gail Simone's storytelling is great, and means that I'll show up for a regular issue of Red Sonja to give this title a second chance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jul 29, 2014

    Overall, the story is the kind of tangential anecdote that could quite easily have been condensed into a few pages as part of a larger story and perhaps doesnt warrant an entire issue, but it works as a serviceable introduction for those unfamiliar with the character's most recent iteration. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Aug 3, 2014

    Like any dessert though, it is just that. This is nowhere near the best Red Sonja I have seen by Gail Simone. But it is satisfying with some sugary sweetness. And it definitely has a better feel than the Legends of Red Sonja stories that simply have not captured my imagination. But, this story is just that. dessert. Not bad to pass by, but I need more subsistence in my meals. Read Full Review

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